Slow Transfer rate


I have WD’s My Passport 0730 external hard drive (1 TB). When I am transferring files(aprrox 42 GB) from my win 7 laptop,the data rate I get is only 1Mbps. This data rate would take hours to complete the process. Kindly tell me how can I increase this data rate. 

P.S- I am a total beginner in this domain. So please enlighten me about the technical words used.




Try using another USB cable and if possible also another USB port. You can also run a diagnostic using WD DLG.

Make sure the cable is not longer than the original and don’t connect with a hub.


I tried using this software but the external drive (My Passport 0730) is not available for diagostic test. Only the C drive is shown. What should I do?